Scholarship CRITERIA & NOMINATION FORM- Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Spirit Award


Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Spirit Awards

$1,000 Scholarship for the 2019-2020 Academic Year


The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize individuals who best exemplify the mission of the Network in Aging of WNY, Inc. Each nominee should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting respect and improving the quality of life for the Elders of Western New York consistent with the ideals of Jerry Flaschner.

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must be employed or affiliated with a Network in Aging of Western New York, Inc. participating member agency, but need not be a member themselves.
  • Pursue education endeavors, outside of normal working hours, which are directly related to their current job assignment or which prepares them for additional responsibilities within the field of aging.
  • Demonstrate stability, innovation, perseverance and a commitment to diversity and community in all that they do.
  • A demonstrated interest can include prior work experience in the field of aging.
  • Self-nomination is accepted and encouraged!

The scholarship funds must be used for educational programs of undergraduate or graduate level at an approved college or university.  Commercial and professional business schools may be considered under this program.  This scholarship may also be applied towards courses required for maintaining professional CEU’s.

Interested applicants must complete the Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Spirit Award Application, provide a detailed description of the course(s) in which the applicant is enrolled, and one (1) letters in support of consideration.

The committee will determine the number of awards presented each year based on applications received. Awards will be granted in the amount of $1000.00.  Scholarship awards will be presented at the Taste of the Network on Tuesday, July 23rd. 

The “Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Spirit Award” was established in 2006 in honor of the late Jerry Flaschner and is designed to recognize an individual who has demonstrated the same concern for elders in the Western New York Community as exemplified by Jerry and his “no problem” attitude. Jerry was a member of the Network in Aging board of directors, the publisher of “Living Prime Time” and an active volunteer for many important causes. The nominee should share Jerry’s belief that “The Best is Yet to Come,” and translate that belief into action.